Author Archives: Michelle Brass

History defined: Mother Lode

I get a lot of interesting questions from visitors to our San Francisco Wells Fargo History Museum. During a recent tour for a group of fourth graders, one parent asked me, “Where does the term ‘Mother Lode’ come from?” Although … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo at 161

On March 18th, 1852, Henry Wells and William Fargo signed Articles of Association in New York to form a company offering banking and express services to new communities in the West. Wells’ and Fargo’s vision has grown into today’s major financial … Continue reading

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